Free CBEST Practice Tests
CBEST Study Guide
More PracticeFor additional practice, you may want to review our Praxis Core Practice Test. The Praxis is a little different than the CBEST, but it covers similar topics.
CBEST TestThe California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is administered to individuals who want to gain the credentials and teach at public schools in California and Oregon. It is also accepted by the State of Nevada in lieu of the Praxis Core test. The CBEST is designed to test the basic math, reading, and writing skills that have been found to be very important for educators. It is just designed to test the teacher’s skill level, not their ability to teach these skills.
There are three sections of the CBEST Test: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. You can choose to take 1, 2, or all 3 sections in a single testing session, and each test session is 4-hours long. There is no limit to how many times you can take the test, and you do not have to pass all three sections in one sitting. The Reading and Math sections each have 50 multiple choice questions. The Writing section consists of 2 essay questions. This is an overview of the test structure:
- Math: 50 Multiple Choice Questions
- Reading: 50 Multiple Choice Questions
- Writing: 2 Essay Questions
Some of the questions will be challenging, so you should definitely do some test prep. The most effective way to prepare for this exam is by working through lots of CBEST practice questions. You can start right here with our free CBEST practice test. It’s an online test with sample questions covering all of the important concepts and topics that you will be tested on.